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Peel back the glamour of the professional recording world. Guests from the world of audio for music, film, games, restoration, and more share their insights on how they made their journey, how they survive, their advice on the real things including wins, losses, working with other people, money, and career advice. Hosted by audio engineer Matt Boudreau. The Working Class Audio Podcast - Navigating the World of Recording with a working class perspective.
 
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My guest today is recording, mixing, and mastering engineer Matt Qualls who is based in Memphis, Tennessee. In this episode, we discuss: Growing Up In Memphis Early Recording Van Burnout Doctors Office Recording Ardent Studios Working with Limitations Neve VR-60 and Toothpicks Studio Maintenance The Bay Area Albuquerque Feeling Retired Gear Talk So…
 
My guest today is Grammy Nominated Mixer, Producer, Sean O'Keefe who has worked with Fall Out Boy, Hawthorne Heights, and The Plain White T's, among many others. In this episode, we discuss: Chicago 4 Track Recording Academic Father Quitting School Living in an Office Wednesday Warriors Lessons Learned from Gravity Studios Hacking the Intern Proces…
 
My guest today is Grammy Nominated Mixer, Producer, and Recording Engineer Travis Ference. Travis has worked with Imagine Dragons, John Mayer, Ariana Grande, and Bush, to name a few. In this episode, we discuss: North Carolina Blooming Late Selling his only Zeppelin CD! Talent Shows Sports Berklee College of Music Boston LA Capital Studios Waiting …
 
My guest today is recording and mixing engineer Leslie Brathwaite, who has worked with Pharrell Williams, Outkast, Björk, TLC, Jay Z, Madonna, Ludacris, Young Jeezy, Akon, T.I., Monica, Michael Jackson, Cher, Mary J. Blige, 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G just to name a few. In this episode, we discuss: Virgin Islands Calypso Music Birth of Hip Hop Drum Mach…
 
My guest today is Grammy-Winning Mix Engineer and Producer Craig Alvin. Craig's recording credits include Hanson, Little Big Town, Amy Grant, Vanessa Carlton, Will Hoge, Andrew Belle, Brittany Howard, and a Grammy for his mix work on Kacey Musgraves' Golden Hour album in 2019. In this episode, we discuss: Vancouver, Washington Bible College Neves 5…
 
Today, my guest is producer, engineer, composer, and electrician Mike Blodgett, the owner of Electric Sparky Land recording in East Oakland. In this episode, we discuss: East Oakland Live/Work Space Reno, Nevada Viola Field Recording 4 Tracks Starving Musician Becoming an Electrician Business Practices Building a Studio Creating A Record Label Reco…
 
My guest today is Live Sound engineer Beckie Campbell. Beckie does FOH for major acts like the Indigo Girls and the Commodores. She's also the owner of B4Media Production LLC, where she Produces corporate events, festivals, and live shows all over the US. In this episode, we discuss: Live Sound Union Work The UP of Michigan FullSail Building A Resu…
 
Today's guest today is sound designer, mixer, composer, and writer Dante Fumo. Dante started recording indie bands in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and has since branched out into sound design for film and games and relocating to Minnesota. In this episode, we discuss: Copywriting Prog Rock Audio School Recording for 6 Packs Basement Studios Day Jobs Freela…
 
Today's guest is producer, engineer, mixer Chuck Zwicky, making a return appearance on WCA. Chuck has worked with Prince, Soul Asylum, The Rembrandts, Mandy Moore, and many others. In this episode, we discuss: Collaboration Social Media COVID Money Survival Analogies Prince Nostalgia AI Radio Flowers Next To Your Name 1000 Sheets of Paper Determini…
 
Today's guest is producer, engineer, mixer, Tim Palmer known for his work with Pearl Jam, U2, Cutting Crew, Tears for Fears, and many more. This is Tim's second appearance on the show. In this episode, we discuss: Key to Repeat Clients Treating People Well Humanizing Revisions "Prodixing" (Producing + Mixing) Remote Clients Past vs. Present State o…
 
My guest today is podcast engineer, content producer, and thought leader Tanner Campbell. In this episode, we discuss: Pound Puppies Holding Court IT Influence Podcasts Marijuana Legalization Colorado Podcast Audio Quality Imposter Syndrome Portland, Maine ATM Studio Joanne Fabrics Podcast Studio Corporate Clients Joan London Marketing Locally Qual…
 
Welcome, here is the Final Chapter for this book. We are working on a book two but that will most likely be in the distant future. In the meantime we will be bringing you various Science/Fiction and Fantasy Short Stories. Thanks for Listening! Podcast Links: - Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4WDwl6Xct2JUc6Gr2brqJI Social Media. - Reddit: htt…
 
Welcome! here is the Narration for Part 14: Strangers At Bars Sometimes Bite. An Original Fantasy Story. If you enjoyed listening please consider, liking, subscribing or leaving a comment to let us know how we are doing! Social Media. - Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/WordPotions/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/PotionsWord - Instagram: https://www…
 
My guest today is producer/engineer/mixer, Steve Sykes. Steve has worked with Stanley Clark, Al Jarreau, Smokey Robinson, Enrique Iglesias, and many more. He talks to us from his studio in Los Angeles. In this episode, we discuss: Jazz in Philadelphia 10th-Grade Education Lunch in Denver Homelessness The Guys in the White Coats The Deli Accident Pa…
 
My guest today is Grammy and Emmy award-winning producer/engineer Cynthia Daniels. Cynthia has worked with an incredible amount of talented ed people from the worlds of music, Broadway, television, radio, and film. In this episode, we discuss: Stamford, Connecticut Early Influence of Audio Equipment Not The Chick on The Couch Al Grundy Institute of…
 
Today's guest is Grammy-winning producer, engineer, and mixer Collin Dupuis who has worked with many artists, including Lana Del Ray, Cage The Elephant, and the Black Keys. In this episode, we discuss: Growing up In Michigan Norman Druce Glenn Brown Productions Impedance The Learning Process Detroit, MI Nashville, TN Al Sutton Wiring and Tech Work …
 
Welcome! here is the Narration for Part 12: Strangers At Bars Sometimes Bite. An Original Fantasy Story. I apologize for the long delay, things have been crazy such as a new baby and other garbage, but I am back now and will try my best to stay on track. thank you for your patience. If you enjoyed listening please consider, liking, subscribing or l…
 
Today's guest is producer, engineer, mixer, and assistant professor at Berklee school of music, Sean McLaughlin. Sean has worked with notable producers Andy Johns, Jimbo Barton, Carmen Rizzo, and artists Rush, Elliott Smith, Marilyn Manson, Death Row Records, and many others. This is Sean's second appearance on the show, with his first being on WCA…
 
My guest today is GRAMMY-nominated mastering and restoration engineer, audio preservationist, and educator Jessica Thompson. Jessica originally appeared on WCA in episode #080, and I'm thrilled to have her back on the show to talk about backup strategies for audio, restoration, some gear talk, and changes in her new studio she is planning at her ho…
 
My guest today is live sound mixer, audio coach, and noise abatement consultant Peter Claes, who lives in Hasselt, Belgium. Peter has a great Youtube channel that I watch called Masterclaes (spelled with his last name in mind ) Master Claes, and I enjoy his approach to teaching and sharing knowledge. After connecting on Linkedin, we made arrangemen…
 
My guest today is producer, engineer, mixer Val Garay. Val has had an incredible career working with Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Kenny Rogers, Ringo Starr, Bonnie Raitt, Neil Diamond, Dolly Parton, Pablo Cruise, Queensrÿche, Santana, and many others. Val has garnered 5 Grammy wins, over 100 gold and platinum records, an Emmy nomination, and over …
 
My guest today is engineer, former studio owner, author, and vintage gear dealer, Dan Alexander. Dan was a fixture of the Bay Area recording scene in San Francisco for many years. He ran the same studio space I did, the former Coast Recorders building on Mission Street in San Francisco as well as Coast on Harrison. He’s spent many years of his life…
 
My guest today is musician, songwriter, author, and producer, Jack Rubinacci. Born in Rome, raised in the UK, and now residing in Norway. Jack has been through the music industry on both sides of the glass including recorded his debut release with Tchad Blake Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios, he’s sold produced and mixed his own releases, he’s op…
 
My guest today is producer, engineer, mixer Alex Crescioni. Alex is based in Los Angeles at his studio Stygian Sound, located in the legendary Sound City studio complex. He works with a wide variety of rock & metal bands on Nuclear Blast Records, Napalm Records, Wind-Up Records, Craft Recordings, Cleopatra Records, Metal Assault Records, Steamhamme…
 
My guest today is Frank Filipetti, a producer, engineer, mixer, and a seven-time Grammy winner. Frank has worked with many artists, including Foreigner, KISS, Carly Simon, The Bangles, Barbra Streisand, Ray Charles, Billy Joel, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Elton John, Rod Stewart, and Paul McCartney, to name a few. Frank talks to us from his home in Conn…
 
My guest today is Michael Castañeda, who is an audio engineer who does location recordings, post-production, producing, and consultation for podcasts. In this episode, we discuss: West Covina Tape Syncs Covid Audio Practices Cassettes Drum & Bugle Corps. School Band Citrus Community College UC San Diego Sending Resumes Craigslist Illness Reality Sh…
 
My guest today is Bill Schnee who is an internationally renowned producer, engineer, and mix master. He has over 125 Gold and Platinum records and 50 top twenty singles and is known as an engineer’s engineer. Bill has worked on dozens of Grammy-nominated and winning albums, and has been personally nominated 11 times for The Best Engineered Album ca…
 
My guest today is Mastering Engineering Joe Caithness. Joe has worked on mastering the soundtrack music for games such as Borderlands, and Tekken, the soundtracks for the Netflix movie Close, bands such as Don Martin 3 and Palooka 5 and he does it all from the comfort of his mastering studio located in his backyard in Nottingham, England. In this e…
 
My guest today is producer, engineer, mixer, multi-instrumentalist, singer and, songwriter, Alan Evans. This is Alan’s second time on the podcast. He first joined us on episode 133. This time around He talks to us from Massachusetts where we have a great chat about his studio and, his record label, and what’s been happening lately in his life. In t…
 
The Foothill college MTEC group sits down with a couple of their mentors and discuss how they have been dealing with the job market during covid. They also speak about creating a marketing opportunity at Suspect Studios by do a microphone shoot out with lauten audio. To keep up with the Foothill Music Technology Program follow us join us on Discord…
 
The Foothill MTEC group gather and discuss importance or collaboration, songwriting techniques, different types of microphones, and types of producers. The team also talk some of their mentors like Ron E Beck who has worked under CBS records and what it took to get noticed by a big label. To keep up with the Foothill Music Technology Program follow…
 
The MTEC Study Group begins their weekly Friday meeting by quickly recapping their previous meetings to ensure all members were in the know of each other’s projects. The meetings continue by having Tom speak about how he is preparing for his recording session at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles. Tom Spoke about what he was going to record, how the sessi…
 
Bruce Tambling sits down with Foothill MTEC community college alumni, Tyler Page. Bruce and Tyler dive into the very beginning of Tylers fondness for music technology. They discuss topics of early years of garage band and logic pro x, how much Foothill community college shaped and aided Tyler in his goals, his time at Cal Poly Pomona, how he got hi…
 
My guest today is Grammy-winning producer/engineer and mixer, Trina Shoemaker. Trina has worked with Sheryl Crow, Tanya Tucker, the Indigo Girls, Pearl Jam, Patty Griffen, and many, many more. Trina comes to us by way of former WCA guest and friend Andrew Scheps who helped make the introduction. We have a great discussion that I think you’ll enjoy.…
 
My guest today is Grammy Nominated engineer Stephen Dent. Stephen has worked on records for Notorious B.I.G, Sean Combs, Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans, and Lil Kim. He also spent a number of years running Daddy’s House, the studio owned by Sean “Diddy” Combs located in Brooklyn. I met Stephen while participating in rooms on Club House. I reached out a…
 
My guest today is producer, mixer, and scoring engineer Jason LaRocca. Jason has worked on films such as “Bad Boys for Life,” “Paddington,” “Aquaman,” “The Accountant,” “Joy”, “Godzilla: King of Monsters,” Blumhouse horror hit “Ma,” and the 2018 Oscar-winning documentary “Icarus.” Jason also mixed the music for the smash-hit video game “Fortnite" a…
 
My guest today is Grammy-nominated engineer, Steve Genewick. Steve is making a return appearance on WCA. With 30 years of experience and 20 of that spent working alongside Al Schmitt, Steve has worked all over the world with artists such as Paul McCartney, Diana Krall, and LL Cool Jay as well as games such as Apex Legend. Lately, Steve is deep into…
 
My guest today is producer/engineer/mixer David Gnozzi. Originally from Tuscany and now living in Los Angeles, David hosts the very popular MixBusTV channel on YouTube and works in a variety of genres. In this episode, we discuss: MixBusTV Tuscany Moving to LA Dave Pensado Being Bullied Metal and Rage Marvel Comics At Home In The US Trial and Error…
 
My guest today is Matthew Rifino who is a music mixer for NBC's The Today Show as well as a freelance engineer. Matthew has worked with so many top names in music it would be futile to list them all here. That said, he is a 5 Time Emmy Award Winner for his mixing work in television. In this episode, we discuss: New Jersey Upbringing Don Mcclean Rec…
 
My guest today is producer, engineer, mixer Dave Way. Dave has a huge discography and a load of experience to share. He talks to us from his studio in Southern California, The Way Station. In this episode, we discuss: Apple Farm Assassin The Nun With A Guitar Pretending To Be a Beatle Hearing Life Through Cassette Early Mono Recording Music vs. Bas…
 
My guest today is New York-based mix engineer Sam Sherbin. Sam studied under the late great Bruce Swedien and Manny Marroquin. Sam is also behind the podcast called In The Zone. In this episode, we discuss: Studying with a Bruce Swedien Listening to Thriller with Bernie Grundman and Bruce Sonic Personality Dropping Out 99 cent pizzas Mixing During …
 
My guest today is Grammy Award-winning mix engineer Michael Brauer. Michael has worked with Coldplay, John Mayer, The Rolling Stones, My Morning Jacket, and Bob Dylan, to name a few. In this episode, we discuss: Speaking French with Mom Playing in Bands Drummer/Soundman Total Clarity Working in Shipping Being Ready to Help Regional Sounds Daytime J…
 
My guest today is Seattle-based producer-engineer Andy D. Park. Andy has worked with Death Cab for Cutie, John Van Deusen. K Flay, The Deftones, Alice in Chains, Pearl jam, and Soundgarden. He talks to us from his freshly built studio at his home in Seattle. In this episode, we discuss: Idealism Recording Schools Making Mistakes Tucson to Seattle P…
 
My guest today is Grammy award-winning mixer engineer and producer Ryan Gilligan. Ryan got his start at Quad Studios in New York, where he started as an intern, then assistant before taking on a year-long engineering gig for Busta Rhymes. Following that, he returned to Quad and began a mentorship with Michael Brauer that would last for seven years.…
 
My guest today is Jenny Ortiz, also known as mixedbyJNY. Jenny has worked with K.A.A.N., JLA, Contraband, and Thurs. She talks to us from her home and home studio in Southern California, where we have a great conversation. In this episode, we discuss: Behind The Scenes Videos College Audio Wrapping Cables Shantih Hasst of Studio 770 Interning Align…
 
My guest today is engineer, musician Paul Fig. Paul has worked with Alice In Chains, Slipknot, Bush, the Def Tones, Rush, Stone Sour, The Mars Volta, and Johnny Cash. Paul's also worked alongside Joe Barresi, Matt Hyde, Don Smith, Matt Wallace, David Bianco, George Drakoulias, and Greg Fidelman. He's a former member of the band Amen. And when he's …
 
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